Monday, April 30, 2012

TCAF 2012

Hey guys, I just want to remind everyone that I'm going to be at TCAF this coming weekend, so, if you're in Toronto or are planning on traveling into this city for the festival please be sure to come by and say hello. I would love to meet anybody out there in internet land who enjoys these comics! We might even high five! I'll be up on the second floor!

See you there <3

Sunday, April 22, 2012

This Is My Heart Healing

This is a comic I made for someone I’ve become close to in the last couple of months. I never had any initial intention of sharing it with anyone else but it’s too much of an essential narrative moment in this particular point in my life to not want to include in the next issue of Boredom Pays (Hell - I even based the cover of the issue off of a panel in it), so, here it is <3

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Horrible Reality Of Online Dating REDUX

As I've been assembling the 5th issue of Boredom Pays I've been doing some touch ups and rejiggering things here and there when they need them... but this has probably been the most extreme of the edits. I've always thought the original looked... just, kinda bad. I was considering cutting it from the issue entirely but it sort of fit in with the theme of the issue and I felt sad to lose it. So, here it is. Rejiggered!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Strange Boy

(click on the image>right click>view image>zoom to read)

There was a period of a few months in the last year where I decided I simply couldn’t be in a relationship. I was much too afraid of the trappings that come along with them. After much reflection and conversation but I’ve come to the realization that much of my apprehension has been due to the confinement of being in such a serious, monogamous relationship for several years. I’m terrified of getting into that again… so, I’ve made the decision to be non monogamous. And, just so we’re clear, it wasn’t for any lack of love for my former partner – I loved her to death and I still do – I’m just not sure I want to be in another relationship quite like that.

It’s interesting to me that monogamy is the predominant idea of what a relationship should be in our society when as a species we’re actually biologically wired to be polyamorous. I’ve always been ashamed of my desire to become close with people other than my partner over the assumption that it was unethical and worried that I must not really be in love with her if I was longing for affection elsewhere. But… that’s silly. It’s completely natural. It’s just not something we can help. If you’re curious about such things I would recommend you listening to some talks about evolutionary psychology. I found the theories quite comforting, actually.

I should probably also say that this doesn’t mean I will never consider a monogamous relationship ever again or anything. I would just do so quite cautiously. Also, people seem to think that these kinds of thoughts are coming from a place of sadness or feeling lonely. I assure you – they’re not. I’m quite happy and secure in myself, actually. More so than I’ve probably ever felt.


(Ps. I would love to hear any thoughts anyone else might have on these things, too!)

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Assumptions about things

I apologize, for these are most certainly the most self indulgent comics I've ever really done. Just thinking about things and don't know how else to process them unless I'm organizing them into little squares and filling the space without words with arbitrary drawings.

I hope still you enjoy them despite the obvious lack of effort <3

Strange Boy

Friday, April 06, 2012

Boredom Pays 5 to debut at TCAF

Here's the working cover for Boredom Pays 5, debuting at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this May. I'll likely put up a pre order for it soon. In the meantime I'm going to go ahead and draw the last six pages.

Much love <3

Good Friday

I am really quite lucky to have spent such a large portion of my life with such a lovely gal <3

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Still searching for meaning. God help me.

Might do these for a few days for warm ups <3